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Dorks and Discourse

8 EpisodesProduced by Marcel AlonzoWebsite

Two nerds have a fun time thinking way too much about their favorite nerd topics over a nice cup of tea. Its like NPR, but y'know, interesting. Updates Monthly.

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How to Cancel your Cancellation: Atoning for your Sins in the Court of Public Opinion

December 18th, 2019


In this episode we talk about Cancel Culture, propose a method for forgiving those who have done things worth cancelling, and reveal our deepest sins …

Invasion Of The Nazi Gamers: How To Keep our Gaming Spaces Nazi Free

November 16th, 2019


In this Episode we delve into the connection (or lack thereof) between violent video games and mass shootings, how Nazis use gaming spaces for …

Send In The Jokers: Identifying with Terrible (Fictional) People

September 15th, 2019


This week we tackle the upcoming Joker Movie, Punisher stans, and why we identify so strongly with fictional characters who like to swim in the …

High Art, Low Art, and the Illusion Between the Two

August 16th, 2019


This episode is all about the difference between low art and high art, who put that distinction there, and why it's mostly crap. Join us as be make more Shakespeare jokes, bite our thumbs at the Academy Awards, and …

How to End Your Game: A Guide to Good Endings

July 15th, 2019


In this episode, We gnash and wail at the endings of both Game of Thrones and Avengers Endgame, lay out the dos and don'ts of writing an ending, and make mortal frenemies of the Russo Bros.

All Edge and No Point: The Ethics of Stand Up Comedy

June 15th, 2019


In this episode, we explore the logic and purpose of edgy comedy, why its important, and what we need to remember about comedy as an art form. Also, Staircases.

Written By Marcel Alonzo

Hosted by Marcel Alonzo and Kat …

"Make It Gay, You Cowards!": An Examination of Queerness in Fan Works

May 15th, 2019


In this episode, we delve into the history of queer fanworks, discuss why so much fan work tends to cater to queer tastes, rail against the idea of "forced diversity", and sing the praises of chopsticks.

Written by Kat …

Turning to the Dark Side: Toxicity in the Star Wars Fandom

April 15th, 2019


In our first episode, we tackle issues of Toxic Fandom within the Star Wars Fandom and geek culture as a whole, where it comes from, and what it …

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